Most of us are aware that if we don’t brush our teeth regularly we may end up having cavities, gum diseases and bad breadth. These problems may eventually result in loss of teeth. Poor oral health may also lead to other serious diseases that affect the lungs, heart, kidney, and the brain!
Although studies show that people rarely start their day without brushing their teeth, the interesting news is that only 20% of the people brush before going to bed. The reason behind skipping this highly recommended routine could be that they are unaware of the consequences. If you fall into this category, then it is time now to understand why it is important to follow this routine.
If you go to bed without brushing your teeth properly, the germs in your mouth break down the food particles that are left on your teeth, making them acidic. Over a period of time, this damages the outer coating (enamel) of the teeth. Once the enamel is affected, problems such as cavities and gum diseases etc. follow. As mentioned earlier, these problems may lead to serious health concerns. That is why our mouth is a “gateway” to our overall health.
To avoid these problems, all we have to do is brush our teeth regularly, at least twice a day, once in the morning and the other, before hitting the bed. By brushing every night before going to bed, we avoid waking up with a mouthful of bacteria that have feasted on the food particles that remained in our mouth overnight. This solution is not only for those who don’t brush their teeth in the night, but also for those who prefer to have bed coffee/tea i.e., to drink coffee/tea even before brushing their teeth in the morning.
Hopefully you have realised by now that brushing your teeth regularly, twice a day, is very important to maintain your overall health.